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Local Anaesthetic
Local Anaesthetic


February 15th, 2021

Pain Associated with Local

  • Strategies for Reducing Pain

  • Warm the solution to 37 degrees prior to injection
  • Buffer the solution with sodium bicarbonate, to increase the pH
  • If injecting a laceration, inject directly into the wound rather than through intact skin
  • Use the finest needle possible
  • Inject slowly - use a small syringe to have greater control over the rate and volume injected
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